In Defence of Historical Accountability for Greenhouse Gas Emissions

@article{Neumayer2000InDO,
  title={In Defence of Historical Accountability for Greenhouse Gas Emissions},
  author={E. Neumayer},
  journal={Agricultural \& Natural Resource Economics},
  year={2000}
}
  • E. Neumayer
  • Published 2000
  • Economics
  • Agricultural & Natural Resource Economics
The principle of historical accountability allocates the rights to emit greenhouse gas emissions according to the relative contribution of a country towards the accumulation of gases in the atmosphere. Implicitly it gives every man and woman an equal share of the global atmosphere, independent of place or time. Three reasons are put forward in favour of historical accountability as a just principle for a international allocation of emission rights. In addition, six arguments are given to refute… Expand
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